Openly LGBT candidates face tougher road in Tenn., advocates say

10/16/2012 | Tennessean (Nashville), The

Tennessee has elected only one LGBT candidate to public office in its history, but that could change early next year if an announced openly gay candidate wins his race for the Chattanooga City Council, according to this article. The state’s politics are heavily influenced by religious conservatives, and out candidates have to be “willing to wade into that environment,” said former Nashville Metro Councilman Keith Durbin.

View Full Article in:

Tennessean (Nashville), The

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Government & Nonprofit

Job Title Company Location
General Manager, Training and Simulation
Pacific Sky Aviation Inc.
Senior Vice President, Policy and Practice
International Rescue Committee
New York, NY
Executive Director
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
Boston, MA
Communications Manager
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
San Francisco, CA
Executive Director
Equality Utah
Salt Lake City, UT